Home invasion is different from burglary under Illinois law – and the penalties can be different, too. Here’s what you need to know. What Are the Differences Between Home Invasion and Burglary? The main differences between home invasion and burglary are whether someone is in the home at the time the crime occurs, whether…

Burglary charges are serious – and the penalties are harsh if the court convicts you. So what makes up the crime of burglary, and what are the consequences of a conviction? Here’s what you need to know. Burglary Charges and Penalties The police can charge you with the crime of burglary under 720 ILCS 5/19-1. That law…

If you’re like many people who got a burglary charge during the holidays, you know you need to find the best Chicago, IL criminal lawyer—but that’s easier said than done, isn’t it? How to Find the Best Chicago, IL Criminal Lawyer for Your Case Each attorney has his or her own style of dealing with burglary cases,…

If you’re charged with burglary in Skokie or any of the surrounding communities, you’re probably more than a little concerned about what happens next. First things first, though: it’s probably in your best interest to get in touch with a Skokie burglary defense attorney who can help you understand the charges and explain the possible consequences… and…

Under Illinois law, burglary is an extremely serious crime—and the punishments can vary from supervision to an extended stay in the Cook County Jail or in prison. What is Burglary in Illinois? According to 720 ILCS 5/19-1, “A person commits burglary when without authority he or she knowingly enters or without authority remains within a building,…